Just wanted to let you guys know that my first "fiction" project, a story I've been working on for a while, will be out this spring in April 2016..it is entitled,
Part 1 will be arriving to you in April 2016..it takes place "Sometime in the very near future, in a neighborhood close, close to you".
The story starts with a tragic act of 19 police precincts being bombed simultaneously in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Baltimore and Newark, New Jersey. The most heinous act of domestic terrorism on American soil since the horror of 9/11, the nation is at a heightened period of racial and civil unrest. Tensions have been mounting with every murder of black young men and women in the United States by local police and law enforcement....
The protests have not worked...
The marching, and praying, and tweeting, and arguing have not led to an absolution to this crisis.
How did this happen? Who is responsible...?
The nation is at a boiling point of anger and polarization. Traditional leadership such as Rev. Al Sharpton, Rev. Jesse Jackson and others, have no credibility with the angry masses. The police have become a law unto themselves, constantly circling the wagons, insulating themselves in an "us vs. them" mentality that sees black youth, particularly black young men, as their preeminent threat. This leads to the rise of a man named Jacob Davidson, a former Navy Seal and military hero, who now works in the inner city of Newark to curb violence among his people. He witnesses his child and nephew gunned down in the street by two Newark police officers, and is now determined to lead the charge against police brutality and white supremacy. The media begins to sensationalize the unrest with constant coverage, often skewing the facts and turning the legitimate aspirations of the suffering masses into something of a joke.
"Terrorism is often like beauty....it is in the eye of the beholder" says Jacob, now the leader of the Vanguard Party for Resurrection of Truth and Justice, an outfit seen by many as "radical" and "subversive" by some, and standard bearers of truth and righteousness to others....
"We are tired of standing by while our boys are slaughtered in the streets, murdered by despicable two legged dogs with uniforms and badges. Your 'We Shall Overcome' bullshit has distracted us for way too long. The police in America have declared war on black people. It is time we fought back, and fight back to win.." shouts Jacob, a man whose military training and expertise make him particularly dangerous when radicalizing people to his cause.
This story takes many twists and turns as it unravels the origins of the tensions between blacks and law enforcement, while giving the reader a strong premonition of events to come in our future.
A future not as distant as we may believe.
This book was inspired by obvious recent events in our nation.